Stephanie La Rochelle

17-year-old grad Stephanie is looking forward to a career in the arts, and was recently accepted to Sheridan College's performing arts program.

She began to take formal vocal lessons at the age of five, and has trained in a variety of singing and dancing studios.

Stephanie credits her singing talent to her father, and the first professional stage production Stephanie ever saw was Mamma Mia in Ottawa when she was nine. Stephanie knew she wanted to work professionally in the arts when she accompanied her cousin on 'Take Your Kid to Work Day' and realized she didn't want to spend her life working in an office!

Stephanie looks up to a variety of singers, including Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand, and wants to follow in their famous footsteps.

When she's not singing or performing, you can find Stephanie in the kitchen cooking up a storm or off riding her bike. She says she's a lot like Dorothy, and wants to see all the wonders the world has to offer.